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For our babies, we participate in the InfantSee(R) program which provides a free exam to all babies between 6 and 12 months.  We provide a thorough examination of your baby's vision and check for both health and developmental problems.  To learn more about InfantSEE(R) you can click on our link or go to www.InfantSEE.org.

 

What is Children's Vision 1-3-5®?
Children's Vision 1-3-5 reminds parents when their young children need to have a comprehensive vision and eye health examination from their eye doctor: BEFORE AGE 1, at AGE 3 and at AGE 5 before entering first grade. The earlier a child's vision problems are detected, the more responsive the visual system will be to treatment, and you will be ensuring your child has the best possible vision skills to learn.
 
The Exam Before Age 1
The American Optometric Association recommends that a child should have her first eye examination by an eye doctor at six months of age. Why? Because your eye doctor will examine the eyes for disease and normal eye structure development. Infants will be checked for possible signs of amblyopia (lazy eye), crossed-eyes and other focusing problems. Early detection is often critical in preventing vision problems that can cause lifelong impairment.
 
The Exam at Age 3
At age 3, your child's visual acuity and eye health will be assessed, and eye movement skills, focusing and binocular vision skills (the ability of the two eyes to work together as a team) will be evaluated. The eyes will again be checked for warning signs of amblyopia, which is most responsive to treatment if diagnosed by the age of 3.
 
The Exam at Age 5
At age 5, your child should be examined to determine the readiness of vision skills for school as well as for eye health. An estimated 10% of children have a significant need for eyeglasses to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. Approximately 15-20% suffer from poor vision skills - focusing, eye alignment or other eye movement skills. Sending a child to school with undetected vision problems can lead to difficulty with learning, attention and frustration in school.
 
Do children's school vision screenings
substitute for a comprehensive vision examination by an eye doctor?
No. The purpose of a school vision screening is to detect gross visual problems to determine if there is an immediate need for a comprehensive vision examination. All children should have regular comprehensive vision exams. Good vision is more than just 20/20 sight. Efficient vision requires a number of critical visual skills. Some of these skills are eye teaming, clear and sustained near vision, tracking, focusing, and accurate eye-hand coordination. Recognizing the shortcomings of vision screenings, the National PTA passed a resolution to educate its members, school personnel and the public at large about learning-related visual problems and recommend expanded school vision screenings to identify more at-risk kids.

 

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